Construction accidents can prevent construction workers from being able to work to earn a living which is why victims need to be familiar with protections that can help them. Construction accidents can result in serious harm to construction workers. For that reason, construction accident victims should be familiar with the protections and legal resources available to them. Two cranes collided recently in Texas injuring 22 construction workers. One of the cranes partially collapsed as the construction workers sought safety.
The construction accident occurred in a rapidly growing area that included residential, retail and office space. The cause of the construction accident remains under investigation. At least 22 construction workers were injured and 16 construction workers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Most of the injuries were reportedly sustained as the construction accident victims attempted to get away from the partially collapsing crane.
Victims of construction accidents have different protections and legal options available to them depending on the situation and circumstances. Workers’ compensation benefits can help injured construction accident workers with their medical expenses, lost earnings and some other types of damages depending on the situation. Also, if a third party was responsible for the injuries the construction accident victim suffered, or if the victim was injured by a defective equipment on-the-job, additional legal resources may be available to them.
When a construction worker has been injured on a construction site, it is important for them to be familiar with resources that can help and protect them. Because construction workers likely rely on their job to care for and provide for themselves and their family members, familiarity with how to pursue available protections while injured on the job is essential information to have.